MP OBJECTS TO PLANNED HOUSING AT PUCKPOOL HILL

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Plans to build 50 homes at Puckpool Hill in Seaview have been met with objections by the Island’s MP.

Bob Seely has been leading a group of MPs nationally on a campaign urging the Government to scrap unrealistic and damaging housing targets for the Isle of Wight.

In regards to Puckpool, Mr Seely says he is opposing the development on the basis that the houses would not be affordable for Island families trying to get a foot on the housing ladder, existing infrastructure would not cope and that trees and hedgerows would be destroyed in the process.

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He’s said:

“This type of development is exactly the opposite of what the Island needs and precisely why I have been campaigning against the Government’s plans to accelerate large-scale house building in rural areas.”

“Firstly, the applicant claims the construction of 18 ‘affordable’ houses. The starting price for an ‘affordable’ two-bed property at the proposed site is set to be £172,000. I do not view this as truly affordable.

“Secondly, the development would impose strain on existing infrastructure, namely through surface water runoff and increased traffic. Existing residents will be adversely impacted by this.

“Finally, the development shows a blatant disregard for nature and the Island’s natural beauty with the removal of a significant number of trees and mature hedgerow. We must protect the Island’s green areas and build with care and sensitivity.”

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Mr Seely said he had been contacted by a number of concerned residents about the plans.

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JHVF
JHVF
12 days ago

Stop the building. Irrespective of other issues mentioned in the article,the infrastructure of the Island can’t cope with even the present population

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  JHVF
12 days ago

Ah, but infrastructure costs capital and running expediture without generating revenue, no interest to IW Council.
Not that such limited thinking stopped the obscene waste of public funds which is HS2…

Maturin
Maturin
12 days ago

No more building on greenfield sites Use brownfield sites and redundant
shops We are a special case and should be free from Government targets

Jo.Jitters
Jo.Jitters
12 days ago

Surely THIS will be turned down as not in the ‘better peoples’ back yard.

Only the plebs need endure overcrowding and anti social behaviour which accompanies such.

Gurt Taters
Gurt Taters
Reply to  Jo.Jitters
12 days ago

He’s protecting his voters.

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